"Budget is budget, but clearly worth the budget"
We rather found campa south by chance, but they gave us a good offer, were ...
We rather found campa south by chance, but they gave us a good offer, were very responsive and the reviews were nothing but good. We went for it and we never regretted to have done it differently. It was excellent to be picked up and brought again to the airport. That makes for a good start and end, which is not to underestimate. We got an excellent introduction, SIM-Cardand even spontaniously a bike rack! Very Sweet, Thanks again for that. The van clearly did it's miles and lived it's hours, but the essential things were working fine and the van is well equipped. And what puts you really in confidence is that you can rely on Campa South in case something wouldn't work. Example: We had a crack in the windshield, Graham was honest enough to tell us about it and when it finally cracked more (no security issue), we were able to get it fixed at Neslon Glass (who are also very fine guys) and had nothing to do with paperwork or any such! So, things can always break, but either it's a small thing or Graham will take care of it without playing the blame game. We think that's really worth the money if you can travel in such confidence. Thanks for that and for enabeling a great trip in NZ!
Super family run business with excellent customer service. Seamless handover when taking and then returning the van after 2 weeks. Just nothing to fault and although the van was an older model everything was spot on. Any future requirements for a campervan hire will send us straight back to Campa South Rentals - no question.
Thanks Dave, we are pleased you had such a great time, and saw some awesome wildlife.
All the best for the year ahead, Kind regards
Susan and Graham
Renting from Graham and Susan at Campa South was easy. Graham picked us up from the airport and Susan dropped us off. In between they provided clear and invaluable information about the van and our trip. The van itself was well equipped and handled the “different roads” of New Zealand easily. We had a great two weeks (Camper Mate was an invaluable app also) and would highly recommend renting from Campa South and believe they gave us the service and attention we may not have received from a larger company.
We had excellent service from Campa South Rentals. At our pick up Graham gave us all the information we needed and took the time to show us around the van explaining how it worked. He even gifted my little boy some lovely biscuits for the trip which went down very well! The van was perfect for us reliable, well maintained and the perfect size for 3 people. On return Graham kindly dropped us near the airport so that we could pick up our next car hire. All in all a great family business - highly recommend.
We had an amazing experience with Campa South. Graham and Susan were really helpful, picking us up from the airport promptly so we were on the road in no time. We rented the standard van which was clean, well laid out with a super comfy bed, and fully equiped with everything you need for a road trip (No extra charges for camping chairs etc.) I also like the fact the vans have no logos too.
If you’re looking to rent a campervan for your NZ holiday, book with Campa South, highly recommended!
Awesome Adam, we are so pleased you guys had a great time. Take care and all the best for the coming year.
In researching and reaching out from the Pacific Northwest to New Zealand,
Graham and Susan at Campa South Rentals proved to be reliable, reasonably/competitively priced and resourceful.
We rented the 2008 Nissan Vanette Self-Contained Sleepervan for its unmarked, unadorned, plain, straight-forward and reliable drive to freedom camp in New Zealand. Graham and Susan pinpointed the map to the wild South Island we were anticipating. Graham was clear about the mechanics of the Vanette and offered his direct telephone number if the squeaky fan belt squeaked longer than it should in the startup; his briefing was essential, comprehensive and honest and definitely enhanced our travel. Susan was efficient in the communication process throughout and even tucked in a vintage plaid wool blanket for extra warmth as the end of summer was nearing. The best stargazing was over the moon with that wool blanket thrown across our shoulders. The wide boxy windows offered views of the boastful night skies. While watching sunrises standing just outside the Campervan, under the back hatch made for the perfect covered porch and making a pot of pressed coffee. The well packed kitchen was an ease for picnic suppers of lamb sausage and burgers, rice curries and those crisp local carrots. The chilly bin was perfect for packing ice and cold ginger beers. The compact size of the Vanette offered the freedom to explore the South Island coastlines, to drive the valley toward Mt. Cook, to take the White Road tour at Yealands Family Wines (www.yealands.co.nz), and to freedom camp at ocean shores and watch the cows come home at the tide lines.
On our last day, we lingered at Birdlings Flat just south of Christchurch on Banks Peninsula to watch the rocks tumble from the wash of ocean waves. It was on the second day, we named this straightforward and worthy of adventure van, “Scout”. Scout made the best traveling companion to see New Zealand!
Thank you for the wide open hospitality of New Zealand and Scout.
Julie and Terry Rousseau
Pacific Northwest. Washington State, USA
This writing cannot go without saying, we started this travel following New Zealand’s darkest day on 15 March 2019. We offer our sorrow and compassion. The people and country met it all with good courage and faith in the common good.
#theyareus. Washington State, USA
Not knowing what to expect, we were extremely happy with Campa South. Clean, dependable rig with ample room, (love the Hi top). Outfitted with all the little extras to make for a comfortable adventure. Great service, and thanks again for all the tidbits of valuable info. We'll be back!
Holiday was simply fun,
in your happy camper van.
We were feeling waterproof,
under comfy higher roof.
We could travel at big seals,
quickly in home on four wheels.
We saved really lots of money,
with your family company.
Hey Michal, thanks for the great review and poem. It was our pleasure to host you, and we wish you all the best for the year ahead. Warm regards
Susan and Graham
We hired a van with Campa South during the month of November 2018 and absolutely loved it.
- Safety&Kindness : throughout the trip, we really had the feeling we were in good hands. I think when you rent a van you first want to feel safe, and that's how we felt thank's to Campa South owners (Graham&Susan) and Graham's brother Bevan. If we had a problem with the van, we knew that we could really rely on them and that's priceless.
- Great van : outside the van, no tags or brand on the van (simple white van). Inside, the van had a lot of storing space and every thing you need to live (toaster, heater, kettle, gas cooker, cooking tools, cups&glasses, plates, forks/knives/spoons etc, cooking tools, camping table and camping chairs for when you want to eat outside, flashlights, cushions, duvets...).
- No hidden cost : honest people.
For all of these reasons, we would recommend to anyone to pick this company to hire a van. The vans they rent are great and well arranged and they are such kind and lovely people. Enjoy your trip!
Thanks for the kind words Claire, we are pleased we could host you, and that you had a great time in our beautiful country. We would love to see you again if you return this way.
Graham and Sue run an amazing service. They gave great advice, including apps to use to find good camping sites. They were really helpful with pick-up and drop-off. The van we had was comfortable, clean, and fully equipped. Nothing broke!!! Everything was maintained to a high standard. Having a fully self-contained van meant we could stop anywhere and enjoy the scenery. Definitely recommend going the fully-self-contained way! And Graham and Sue are such friendly, welcoming, helpful people. Thank you so much for such a lovely experience. You really helped to make our stay in NZ enjoyable and stress-free!!!
Thanks Karen and Andrew - the pleasure was ours, and we would love to see you again
Having already used Campa South in the past & found Graham & Susan very easy to work with as well as extremely friendly we opted to use them again. The van was awesome, especially the heater when the weather turned nasty.
It was well kitted out with all that was required including warm bedding. The van drove well & was well maintained. Unfortunately we had a puncture but it was very professionally dealt with by AA with whom Campa South has a contract. They were there within an hour. No worries about being assisted on the roadside. We have no hesitation in recommending Graham & Susan along with their vans for a great holiday.
Our pleasure. We hope to see you again in the future